Instead of doing a “Monthly Movie Theme” post I’m going to do a Star Wars Month recap (since watching the movies is part of the celebration). All good things must come to an end and I’m always sad to see May end. Granted I can (and often do) watch the Star Wars movies and series anytime during the year, but I always make it a priority for May. My goals for May were not too lofty, as I mentioned at the beginning of the month.
On the other hand, I’m excited it’s June so we can see the rest of Obi-Wan Kenobi and all it’s awesome content.
The Obligatory Re-Watch
I successfully watched all 11 movies again, with time to spare. That is a lot of movies to watch in just a few weeks, and only on the week days. Every time, after watching the Han Solo movie, I always think how great that movie is and that I don’t watch it enough. It’s such a shame that it’s release was poorly managed.
Sorry Kathleen, I disagree that it’s poor performance is due to bad casting. If someone told you that, then they are probably the ones responsible and trying to protect their job. Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover are amazing in their roles as Han and Lando (respectively). They should be at the top of the list for reprising their roles should they appear in a series (such as the Lando series).
If you STILL haven’t watched Solo: A Star Wars Story, then you’re missing out. You really need to go watch it; it’s so good!
I also nearly finished watching Star Wars Resistance and I probably would have succeeded if I hadn’t seen a tweet from Disney+ UK. They suggested watching a specific set of episodes from The Clone Wars in preparation for the Kenobi series. I spent the remainder of the month trying to re-watch those episodes.
Special Event Movie(s)
There is one exception made during this month. May 25th is not only the anniversary of the release of A New Hope, it’s also Towel Day. The combination of these two days is why the 25th is also called Geek Pride Day. So the special event movie for May 25th is the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy starring Martin Freeman.
Douglas Adam’s “trilogy in 5 books” has been one of my favorite series to read. In fact I am going to add the books to my read again list. I really enjoy the big screen interpretation of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, especially the casting. Mos Def as Ford Prefect is great and the legendary Alan Rickman (RIP) as the voice of Marvin is brilliant and sublime.
Watching this movie during Star Wars month isn’t a complete tangent from the franchise. Warwick Davis (aka Wicket the Ewok) is the man in the Marvin suit.
I hope all of you that may have celebrated with me this month also had a fun and successful Star Wars month. Until next year …